Shane Beamer was part of the heyday of USC football under Steve Spurrier, and one of the defensive stalwarts during those years was DT Travian Robertson. In 56 games over five seasons, Robertson accounted for 123 tackles with 21 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.
Following an NFL career as a seventh-round pick, Robertson entered the coaching world through a high school opportunity. He then moved on to the college level with stops at Albany State, Georgia State and Tulane.
Tuesday, Robertson stepped on USC soil again, this time as the Gamecocks’ new defensive line coach replacing Jimmy Lindsey. After two seasons with the Gamecocks, Lindsey last week accepted the same job at LSU but for much more money. He was scheduled to make $475-thousand dollars per season with the Gamecocks, and with the Tigers he reportedly received a two-year deal worth 1.5 million dollars. Plus, LSU will pay his $300,000 buyout to USC.
Details of Robertson’s contract at USC have not yet been released. In 2022 at Georgia State, he was paid $135,000. Tulane, as a private school, does not publicize coaches’ salaries.
Late Tuesday afternoon, after returning from the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Beamer held a press conference to introduce Robertson and also take some questions from the media related to his team. One important injury note…starting left tackle Jalen Nichols, who suffered a leg injury in the spring game, will not be ready for the start of the season. Beamer hopes he can play by the latter part of the season. He did not give further details about the injury.
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